Thread: Programmer's requirements

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    I agree with jverkoey... don't expect to get hired into a good job right out of school, especially if it's anything less than a master's.
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    I agree that school and practice are key to success, I just don't want that misunderstood. Keep in mind that jverkoey said "eventually" which I'm sure implies that you're looking for a job almost "constantly". Don't look for a week, get nothing and decide two more years of school and you'll be ready.

    Many of the higher level jobs want 3-5 years experience. That 3-5 years doesn't usually include tinkering around in your bedroom. If you can get a nice portfolio together for them from home, great, but they want to see field experience. If you want a programming job, look for it. Apply to anywhere you want to work and if you don't get it apply somewhere else. Keep working at getting a job just don't let it interfere with your schooling and on the side learning. Besides, as I said, if you land the right low level job, you'll learn quite a bit from the other programmers. It's an excellent learning experience and you get paid for it, too.
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